b. 1950 CH
Born 1950 in
Berne, Switzerland. Visual artist,
musician and researcher.
painting at Hochschule fur Gestaltung, Basel. Painting,sound, and Afro American History (with Angela Davis)at the San Francisco Arts Institute.
Living in Finland, 1970-1975
His artistic practice is research oriented
and involves fieldwork where he investigates climate change, Biodiversity,
local knowledge, and the Ecologies of the Forest
Transdisciplinary Projects and multimedia exhibits
since 1979, Selected:
Museum De Dominijnen ,Sittard NL
COP23 UN Climate Conference
Art Museum Krefeld/Haus Esters
COP21 UN Climate Conference in Paris
Art Museum Thun
Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto
Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Pori Art Museum
Renovation of Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia as sustainable sculpture.
Several works in public space, publications, LP’s and
CDs, Productions for radio, TV, Film.
2013 Initiator of
the growing Sculpture "Prix Thun for Art and Ethics"
Since 1966 Also performing
as musician. Concerts (incl. Documenta 7 Kassel) Festival and tours with own Band and Afro-American
artist such as Mike Henderson, Kathy Webster and Grammy Award Winner Johnny
Researcher and lecturer in Europe, USA and Asia on
aspects of Contemporary Art and Science and the relation of Art – Culture and Sustainability.
received Grand Award for culture by the city
2011 received Doctor Honoris Causa from the
Philosophical- historical Faculty of the University
(After Hermann Hesse, Alberto Giocometti and Ilya Kabakov)
2001 Received the Swiss Grand Award for Art, Prix Meret